ACAM Student Journal: Call for Submissions! Deadline: April 11th

Who Are We?

We are a new undergraduate journal run by student members of the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migrations Studies (ACAM) program. Our hope is to recognize and encourage dialogue concerning Asian and Asian diasporic identities, Asian migrations, and Asian communities both local and global.


Who Can Submit

Undergraduate students from any department and any faculty of UBC Vancouver are welcome to submit. You do not have to identify as “Asian” in order to submit; submissions from all voices are welcome, as long as they adhere to the theme specified.

We also encourage submitting coursework that is done/being done and that you want to share with the community (e.g. essays for an Asian diasporic literature course; media projects for a Film Production course; a comic from a Creative Writing course, etc.). For ideas of the kinds of work we are interested, check out the recent ACAM: Articulations showcase recording on the UBC ACAM website.



Topics surrounding Asian/Asian diasporic identities, and Asian migrations, and/or Asian/Asian diasporic communities both local and global. Work concerning any and all cultural backgrounds or experiences of Asian(-)Canadian and Asian diasporic identities are welcome.



Academic essays, Creative writing (poetry, prose, playscripts), Visual artwork (photography, sketches, drawings, paintings, film, graphica), Community work (interviews on students/faculty/community members, reviews/reports on exhibitions, talks, performances, or other events). You are welcome to submit works that span multiple genres.



Please submit proposals or existing work by March 18, 2016 at midnight, and finalized work by April 11, 2016 at midnight.

Send submissions to


Submission Guidelines

  • In your email, include:
    1) your name and “Submission”, as well as the genre(s), in the subject line, and
    2) a brief artist’s statement outlining the context of your work.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries or genres you may submit. You may submit all entries in one email.
  • Do not include your name on any of the pages in written work.
  • Please limit all written work to 15 pages in length, excluding bibliography/works cited (if applicable).
  • All submissions must follow UBC’s policies regarding academic integrity and plagiarism.


Preferred Formats

  • Written work: .doc format. 12 point font, Times New Roman, double spaced (poetry is an exception). PROPOSALS: maximum 1 page. ESSAYS: maximum 15 pages.
  • Static visual work (e.g. photography): .jpeg or .png format
  • Film: Any format/platform, as long as it can be readily viewed by the editors


    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at